We say: The church has made progress in addressing the sexual abuse scandal, but none of it happened voluntarily. All of it was forced by public pressure.
Appreciation: In his vision, the Divine imbued all matter, and the sacraments were aids to open our eyes to the richness of God's all-embracing love.
“A zero tolerance approach must be adopted,” Pope Francis said on the airplane flying back from the Holy Land. But will the Vatican really face the crisis of clergy sexual abuse?
In a blistering rebuttal of Chicago Cardinal Francis George's response to the release of the files on priest abusers, Fr. Tom Doyle analyzes in painful detail what the cardinal wrote in his Jan. 12 column in the Chicago New World. Doyle finds the cardinal "defensive, misleading and insulting in addition to the fact that it does not reflect the reality of the key issues." He takes particular aim at the cardinal's discussion of the case of Dan McCormack and his denial that he acted contrary to the findings of his own review board.